When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. Sultan convinces him to fight, he goes into heavy training while the confident champ takes it easy and falls out of shape.

  1. Reginald Hudlin


  2. Tony Hendra


  3. Ron Shelton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Rev. Fred Sultan

  2. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum

    Mitchell Kane

  3. Peter Berg

    Peter Berg

    Terry Conklin

  4. Jon Lovitz


  5. Damon Wayans

    Damon Wayans

    James "The Grim Reaper" Roper

Full Cast & Crew

The Great White Hype
The Great White Hype


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 3, 1996


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -



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